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25 June 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

Bishop wants Benedict XVI’s revised Good Friday Prayer revoked Premium

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There has been renewed criticism of the Good Friday Prayer in the Tridentine Rite that prays for Jews to recognise Jesus “as saviour of all men”, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.At a discussion on the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Nostra Aetate, organised by the German bishops’ conference, Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff of Aachen supported a request by the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, that the Church revoke the Good Friday Prayer for the old rite. The prayer now in use was revised after Benedict XVI’s 2008 motu proprio allowed for wider use of the 1962 Roman Missal. The original prayer referred to “blindness” of the Jews.Bishop Mussinghof said he “could not


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